CPI / CPPI 2020 Training Programme for Insolvency Professionals

1 January 2020
Blended Learning

The 2019 programme has now run, but recordings of online sessions may be available - please call 0330 060 3303 or email for a tailored price.

Details and dates for the 2020 programme will be announced in November -  email to register your interest.

Both insolvency training programmes are delivered through a blended learning approach incorporating live interactive lectures as well as classroom-based teaching in Edinburgh.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) is a great first step to developing your career in insolvency - a qualification that's recognised both inside and outside the insolvency profession. It can also be used as a stepping stone to attempting the Joint Insolvency Examination Board Exams (JIEB), which must be passed before applying for an Insolvency Practitioner's Licence with ICAS.

The CPI training programme equips you with a sound knowledge of insolvency law and practice - whether you're already working in insolvency or in a related profession and considering making it your future career.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency is a flexible, intermediate qualification that covers both corporate and personal insolvency.

CPI Programme - 2019 Timetable 

Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Insolvency (CPPI)

The CPPI is a professional qualification - recognised both inside and outside the insolvency profession - focusing on all matters relating to personal insolvency. It is suitable for those who already work in this area of insolvency or wish to pursue a future career in this area.

CPPI Programme - 2019 Timetable 

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To book or for more information please call 0330 060 3303 or contact us.

Individual sessions may be bookable - please call or email for a tailored price. Please note no further discounts are available on the package prices.

What you will learn?

CPI is a qualification that is recognised both inside and outside the insolvency profession. CPI would accommodate the learning requirements of a candidate who is new to the insolvency profession or a candidate who has several years' experience in insolvency, but who does not wish to advance to the stage of sitting the JIEB examinations. The flexibility of this qualification is such that it can be used as a stepping stone towards the preparation of the JIEB examinations.

CPPI - This qualification was introduced by the IPA in 2009 and is of a level equivalent to CPI. However, this course and qualification provides an opportunity for those working solely in the personal insolvency sector to gain a thorough understanding of the personal insolvency legislation, the sequestration of partnerships and the forms of debt solutions that are out with formal insolvency.

Whichever examination is chosen by the student, all the modules are designed to assist the student to cover the relevant syllabus in sufficient detail to ensure all major areas are covered in preparation for the examination. The student will be equipped with comprehensive, up to date study packs and detailed course notes for each module, reflecting up to date legislation and best practice to assist learning and revision.

The courses are run via a mixture of face to face tutoring, interactive on line courses and webinars. This will encourage the candidates learning experience to be practical, participative and enjoyable. The programme includes an optional mock exam, with feedback on examination technique and a revision session designed to assist the students with any areas of particular difficulty as identified by students throughout the programme.

Who should attend?

Although these modules are aimed at anyone planning on sitting the CPI/ CPPI/CPCI exams, they can also be used by those wishing to receive specific insolvency training but who do not wish to sit the formal examinations.

About the exams

No prior experience or previous qualifications are needed to take the CPI or CPPI exams. However, if you have little knowledge about insolvency, we recommend taking one of our introductory courses before undertaking the CPI/CPPI Training programme.

In order to sit the exams, you must have registered as an Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) student. You must also submit an entry form and pay the exam fee by the IPA's closing date. For full information please refer to the IPA website.

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Judith Howson LLB (Hons) ACCA MABRP

Judith Howson has worked in the Insolvency profession for 18 years.  Judith's work experience began at Buchler Phillips, a year secondment at Ferrier Hodgson Insolvency Practitioners, Kroll, Zolfo Cooper & Deloitte before setting up her own Insolvency Consultancy Practice late 2013.

Judith is ACCA / CPI & JIE qualified.  She was Instrumental in establishing the R3 Scottish Women in Insolvency Group and retains a place on the R3 Scotland Committee. 

Judith is already carving out a strong reputation for herself as an insolvency trainer by preparing students not only for their future insolvency careers but by ensuring where possible they achieve a pass in their examinations.

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Tel: 0330 060 3303
Email: ldicas@bpp.com


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